[internetworkers] MS opens music store

Michael Czeiszperger michael at czeiszperger.org
Fri Sep 3 12:01:26 EDT 2004

On Sep 3, 2004, at 11:46 AM, Roger Austin wrote:

>  Was there a difference between types of music? I would think
> that you might not hear differences in something like heavy
> metal, but you might hear a difference with a string quartet
> or Irish ballads. Was the testing done with test sounds or
> music tracks?

Yes, its very dependent on the type of music. I was specifically 
testing ultra-low bitwidths, and each type of compression has an 
audible characteristic, and its purely subjective as to what sounds 
better, which is why blind listening tests are the only way to pick 

michael at czeiszperger dot org
Chapel Hill, NC

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